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of the middle eastern studies program here at george mason. professor, how would you describe syria's economy as far as its structure? >> guest: syria's economy went through a number of changes. it went from a centralized state hood economy to a mixed economy that involved centralized aspects and some market aspects, but not in the manner that actually allowed the market to be efficient at all. >> host: when did this change occur from centralized to mixed? >> guest: most of the countries, the late developing countries, after the post colonial development, they had a period where they actually had to involve the masses in order to gain support and legitimacy. when this process, for a variety of reasons, began to create problems for the regimes and power and when external support and pressure for some of the regimes and for some of the directions that were available at the time in terms of moving towards the market economy around the 1980s took place, you saw a lot of these third world regimes or the global house begin to move from a state centered economy to a more market oriented economy, and
economy." here's the cover of the book. professor auerswald, what role does fairplay and economic development? >> guest: well, that's a great question and maybe i'll talk about what role does fear play in our conversation about development and our conversation presence? so when we talk about our reality and share our ideas in the marketplace, we are competing with other ideas. we know three things about marketplace ideas. short-term sells better than long-term. fear sells better than hope. negative sells better than positive that is to say exaggerated flows better than moderated. to receive disproportionate number of short-term narratives of negative, exaggerated stories essentially. so short-term on the negative come exaggerated. that's what's talked about any ideas. we are creatures who grew up in the savanna or environments where we were always subject to threat. so we're looking at that thing is going to hurt us, but we are no longer in those environments. we are in a complex economy, that really relies on organizations to provide basic necessities. so we have to update our th
sorts. i think it is pretty good on this we want to talk about effects on the economy and bringing manufacturing back i thought before we got to the macro, we can talk about the macro and micro effect in this kind of technology. >> all right. so when you have an idea and you printed out when you hold in your hand, you tweet about it and we think this is great. the good news is that i actually went back in 1977 i probably should have been even more fit to go to 1984. in 1985, the first laser printer from apple as well. we forget how mind blowing that was. publishing used to be something that you needed. now you can put it on your desktop. you can point and click and it has become high-quality professional staff. that is super exciting, but only a few of them. those printers spoke a language called postscript. it was the same language spoken by the biggest printers in the world. you can upload it to a printer and you really could publish it. that was kind of exciting. and then we did the same thing with the web. you can distribute as well. now we are doing the same thing with physica
are the ones falling out of stability and prosperity not because the economy changed for the jobs went away but because they are their own feelings and if you think that this kind of a fringe thing or he's a scholar, so that book was a best seller just like all of his books because the right by his books and we don't, so i'm not talking a lot in the one in particular but liberals need to buy more books. it's not a fringe sentiment because i started hearing echoes on the primary trail. you had rick santorum come out and say the problem was dependency, when the family falls apart the economy falls apart and rather than the other way around, that it's harder to have stable families when the economy is falling apart. you had new gingrich call barack obama the food stamp president and those of us that heard a dog whistle or racial coding weaver absolutely right but new gingrich was also right when he said i'm not talking about black people, will get all the white people, the percentage of white people is also skyrocketing again. we have independent country. paul ryan was talking about the makers
old west. i am looking at the way the economy affects our lives, the economy gets into our bodies. it is a book that i wrote because my body arrived in the desert under particular circumstances in the winter of 1997 when i was broke, broken, and on drugs. i was in mexico city where i had been lucky enough to go under a book contract from new york. i got an advance from a new york publishers to write a book. a dream come true. in mexico city i had crossed the deadline and didn't have a word written and i was broke and i called the only friend i could count on at that point because my life style led me to destroy a lot of personal relationships. i call the performance artist lives in the united states for many years and the solidarity network, art and politics in the 1980s and i said [speaking spanish] >> in the village of joshua tree, calif.. there is a set of circumstances that led her, she is from the tropics in central america. how did she wind up in the desert? everybody has a story in the desert how they got there. she said [speaking spanish] we will take care of you and give
and folk songs, from learned treatises of political economy to popular novels and plays, americans on every side of the war question proved eager to talk about love of country. a war that might easily have been dismissed as a terrific waste of time and money, if not deplored as a disasterous display of hubris. instead, sparked what one newspaper famously described as an era of good feelings. as madison's claim on those who loved their country and felt her wrongs made clear, emotion became central to the war's appraisal. everything was to be contemplated but the lens of patriotic love. throughout the war of 1812 popular conclusions about the meaning of events were liable to be based more on the emotional language used to describe them than on rational appraisal what had occurred. while europeans continued to declare their love of country grew out of child like deeggs veries to sovereign kings and american sons of liberty fought revolutions from monarchs from what they called brotherly love, americans of 1812 emphasized their patriotism grew from another variety of familial affection, the rom
of the young american economy. in fields, drawing room, and counting houses across the atlantic, the words new york" were equivalent for opportunity. yet, until this fall morning, new york was no more assured of becoming the empire state than was virginia, pennsylvania, or even ohio, south carolina, or illinois. nor was the nation assured of becoming the global empyre it remains. in 1825, the united states were still plural and few, not a singular nation state, but sovereign states with a constitutionally limited federal government. as late as 1855 walt whitman proclaimed, quote, "the united states with vaining full of poetical stuff," and lincoln declared they changed the grammar and perception in the 1860s. in 1825, the sea to shining sea continental nation, a patriotic song, still a dream. the land was vast, and control of it was limited. the louisiana territory was purchased two decades earlier, but remained unorganized. mexico's north stretch from the sabine river on the gulf of mexico to the 42nd parallel on the pacific ocean what is now texas, arizona, new mexico, utah, nevada, californ
can put into the economy. the statistic often cited about 70% of cartels might be a little bit high, but quite a lot of organized-crime is not from the heroin but cannabis and we could have american farmers growing this and on the industrial side and north dakota's agricultural commissioner is begging to put this plant back to work for america's factories quoting energy. i went to an energy sustainability festival for my previous book where i was giving a talk and the of the speaker was the usda expert on biofuels and she told me about all sorts of biofuels i have not heard of, filters and toxics in the soil and biofuels. either in the law and started researching and i said what about cannabis. she said best there is. magnitudes better than corn or slowly and i said but? don't you know? we are not even allowed to talk about it. >> you can watch this and other programs online at conservative political pundit ann coulter presents her thoughts on race in america next on booktv. the author speaks at the four seasons hotel in los angeles for 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank yo
atoms. the industrial economy is larger. if we should take the innovation model, we can take social forces, you know, the cultural revolution of the web and apply this to the industries of the world. you know, the internet -- it would be just the beginning we could really see what the revolution could do. when you think about the sake of the subtitle of my book is the new industrial revolution. going to sort of race that is the third industrial revolution. let me explain how this works. the first industrial industrial revolution as all of you know -- here's a quick lesson. how many of you think the first industrial revolution came in the 1700s? nobody. how many think it came in the 1800s? about half. how many people think it came in the 1900s? okay most of the thing to happened in the 1800s. first the answer is nobody has a precise definition, most people start in 1776 around the time the american revolution with the spinning jenny. with spinning wheels all the way back to fairytale time, for the spinning jenny vicious multiple wheels and often had a tribe now -- a tribal rather ret
are going to send a load of books at that point in time to africa. we found out our economy was paying $95 a truckload to pour them into landfill. we had too many for one shipment and let's do another to another and let's do another and it took on a life of its own. we just pass -- and the people want to grasp that i say look at a football field. side to side, and zones inside zones that is about 300 tractor-trailers and we shipped out 15 of those tractor-trailers a year and then basically a library in a box, 25,000 looks at a time and send to iraq and afghanistan and peace corps volunteers. some of the rea blue book said we have and we get books from schools and libraries and we believe we have the largest volunteer base project in the world which means we can ship very inexpensively. we ship for about $4000 per container. somebody some of the other groups and their wonderful organizations that are doing this for. they started $16,000 because they are using aid to individuals. individuals. we are a bulk shipper. would bring them in, sort them out and put them in the a container and send t
in detroit and now i have you in argentina. he doesn't want to just bring the argentine economy to its knees. he wants to bring united bank of switzerland, citibank, jpmorgan. a bank of america, he said all the money they have too. now he can go after the congo but not enough. you can go after argentina and you can go after detroit. it's not nice. you can go after citibank and united bank of switzerland and our president is really angry. so he was secretary of state clinton, takes a very unusual nearly unprecedented action of going before the courts, the federal courts here in washington to say, this man's actions, his vulture fund action and that includes romney, their
. .. >> are insurance companies do well and we are relatively protected from the national economy. we are a tourism-based community. in fact, our downtown buildings almost all full. we are very optimistic to the brink of our downtown and new testament presents for people who want to visit your. >> i would say that we have a vibrant business community. but it is virtually all independent. modulator really does value the independent nation. we are the only part of the country that doesn't have a mcdonald's. and it is a testimony to the citizens. they banded together and made it clear that this is not the kind of business that we wanted. and that was the outcome. so there is a real sense of independence, and i think that is what you see here. a value of among the people who live here to shop locally, and you see that today. >> welcome to montpelier, vermont. with the help of our comcast partners. for the next hour, we will travel the area in and around this capital city. coming up, visits to programs that this is a community that values writing and reading. >> later to the vermont college of fine arts
but ultimately the subtitle is the boom and the bust of the old west so i'm looking at the way the economy affects our lives, the way the economy gets into our very bodies. it said that i wrote because my body arrived in the desert under circumstances in the winter of 1997, when i was broken and on drugs. i was in mexico city where i had been lucky enough to go under a book contract from new york. i got an advance from my new york publisher to write a book. it was a dream come true and in mexico city in 1997 i had crossed the deadline and i didn't have a word written. and i was broke. i called the only friend that i could count on at that point because my lifestyle has destroyed a lot of my personal relationships. we had met through the solidarity network back in the 1980s and i said,. [speaking spanish] and she happened to be living in the area of joshua tree california at that time. she was from the tropics of central america. everybody has a story in the desert of how they got there. she said we will take care of you. shortly thereafter i arrived in the desert and one of the first thing
at the way the economy affects our lives, the way the economy gets into our very bodies. it's a book that i write because i, my body, arrivedded in the desert under very particular circumstances in the winter of 1997 when i was broke, broken, and on drugs. i was in mexico city where i had been lucky enough to go under a book contract from new york. i got an advance from a new york publisher to write a book. it was, you know, a dream come true, and in mexico city by 1997, i had crossed the deadline, and i didn't have a word written. , i was broke. i called the only friend that i could count on at that point because my lifestyle led me to destroy personal relationships. i called one friend, a performance artist from coast ca rica who livedded in the united states, met through the solidarity network, politics in the 1980s, and i said, -- ] speaking spanish], and there was a set of serks ling her, from the central tropics, central america, how did she end up in the desert? everyone has a story of the desert and how they got there. she said we'll take care of you over give you a place to live. a
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